Traveling is a wonderful thing. It offers the opportunity to have a new adventure while enjoying a leisure time. This is especially true when someone else is doing the driving. This eliminates the worries of where the next service station is or if you are on the right road. As an experienced travel company, we, at Shofur, offer a charter bus that is designed for personal comfort while traveling. Our planning is designed to provide the most outstanding experience possible and make sure our passengers have an exciting and relaxing adventure.
A trip to Louisiana is a perfect example of our service. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, between Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, it is an area that offers a world of adventure and a chance to learn new things about our country that you never knew before.
A trip to New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gras season, is like opening a magical box with color, music and parades that express the spirit of the region. This event takes place in February each year with parades starting in January. Because of its popularity, housing is scarce during this event, which makes it important to arrange housing, through our travel agency, well in advance.
Other attractions in New Orleans include numerous festivals throughout the year including the French Quarter Festival, which has 18 stages with 800 musicians performing. Also of interest is the French Quarter, which provides the opportunity to see buildings complete with red-tiled roofs and wrought iron balconies that are almost 300 years old.
You will not want to miss historical Bourbon Street, the garden district with its beautiful gardens and beautiful mansions, the National WWII Museum, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve or the Battle of New Orleans Chalmette Battlefield. As your travel agent, we can also arrange for you to enjoy a dinner cruise, on the Mississippi River, aboard the paddle steamer, Steamboat Natchez. This cruise offers a buffet style dinner, jazz band and a beautiful view of the city.
If you are a football fan, you might want to make travel arrangements to attend the Sugar Bowl or the New Orleans Bowl college football games. It should be noted that New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl seven times as well as other well-known championship games. It is also the home of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a PGA tour golf tournament.
Another well-known tourist attraction, in Louisiana, is Baton Rouge, its capital and the biggest city in the state. Steeped in history it presents the opportunity to explore the past while learning about events that have made this part of the country famous. For example, for civil war buffs, there is the Baton Rouge National Civil War Cemetery and the Atchafalaya Basin barracks which housed civil war soldiers. This presents the opportunity to see how these brave men lived and died.
The USS Kidd Navy destroyer offers the opportunity to walk the decks of a ship that was famous during WWII. Named after Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd, Sr. who was killed at Pearl Harbor in 1942, she became well known as the "Pirate of the Pacific". This memorial is filled with mementoes of the war and the brave men who served on her decks.
A visit to Mount Hope Plantation House will present the opportunity to examine 19th century architecture. This house features a gable roof, a narrow central staircase, a front gallery and other features of the era. Originally, it was a 400-acre Spanish land grant awarded a German planter. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction complete with beautiful gardens.
The LSU Rural Life Museum is an excellent place to experience how residents lived many years ago in the Baton Rouge area. This 40-acre area is complete with interpretative programs, complex buildings, two Acadian style homes (one built between 1800 and 1815), a pioneer cabin, schoolhouse and many other buildings attributed to that area. The acreage is divided into a working plantation, a Southern museum and a Acadian or Cajun museum. It is provides an excellent opportunity to learn and understand that part of southern life.
Baton Rouge offers many additional opportunities to enjoy southern hospitality and have a learning experience. Things such as the Old Downtown State Capital, Tiger Stadium, St. Joseph Cathedral, Shaw Central for Arts, Baton Rouge Gallery and Louis Museum of Natural History are just a few of the other attractions that can be scheduled on one of our tours. You might also experience, first hand, filming of a reality television program or other films, which takes place in this city on a regular basis.
Give us a call today at 1-800-436-8719 and we will be happy to schedule your next trip to Louisiana.